FORMER RED SOX PLAYER TO VISIT AREA CHURCH: The public is invited to stop by the New Hope Baptist Church on Sunday, July 31st at 10 AM to meet former Major League Baseball All-Star and Red Sox Infielder, Shea Hillenbrand. Shea will be speaking about his life, loss, change and of course baseball. Admission to this event will be free. For more information contact 924-7419. The church is located at 130 Spring Street in Dexter.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4298/Auxiliary will be hosting a baked bean and hot dog supper including coleslaw, brown bread, drinks, and dessert on Friday, July 29th from 5 to 7 PM. This event is a fundraiser for The Moving Wall, which is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial that is located in Washington D.C. The goal is to bring the wall to Dexter. The supper will be located at the VFW Post at 20 Cedar Street. For more information contact David at 270-0286.
FREE CRAFT CAMP OFFERED: The Plymouth Fire Department will hold a free craft camp beginning on Tuesday, August 2nd through Friday, August 5th. The camp is free to all Plymouth families. Non-residents are asked to pay $10.
The camp will be located at the Plymouth Grange Hall on the Moosehead Trail, Route 7 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Register your child/children by contacting Jessica Bowie at 416-9197.
CAR WASH: The Nokomis Football Boosters will be sponsoring a car wash on Saturday, July 30th from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. The car wash will be located at Muffler King on 4 King Road. There will be camp registration forms, concessions and apparel available during the car wash. Gun raffle tickets at will be available for purchase as well for $20 each. Keep in mind one ticket can win up to 31 times. The drawing for the gun raffle will be held each each day through October. The Muffler King is a dedicated supporter of the Nokomis Football Program.
The Nokomis Football Boosters will be sponsoring a football camp beginning on Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th located at Nokomis Regional High on 266 Williams Road. Camp for grades 7 to 12 will be held from 5 to 6:30 PM and grades k through 6 will be held 6:30 to 8 PM. The cost will be $75 per player and $25 for each additional player in the same household.
SCHOLARSHIP SUPPER: The Parkman Grange will hold its 5th Annual Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship Supper on Saturday, August 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The supper will include smoked pork loin, baked beans, salads, and an ice cream sundae bar. This supper will be open to the public and be by donation. All monies raised from this supper, will go to the scholarship fund. Parkman Grange is located at the Four Corners. Reservations are not required to attend the supper. Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship Fund is used to support deserving Parkman residents continuing their education beyond high school. For more information contact Susan Manchester at 277-3942.
PUBLIC BARBECUE: There will be a public chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 30th at 11:30 AM until sold out. The cost will be $8 per plate. The menu will include half chicken, chips, pickle, roll, dessert and drink. The barbecue will be located at the Field of Dreams. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Post #50.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Corinna Bicentennial Committee is seeking volunteers to help with children’s games on Saturday, August 13th during the Corinna Bicentennial Celebration from 12 to 4 PM. Volunteers are also needed to help celebrate by baking a cake and bringing it to the Birthday Cake Booth, also on Saturday. All cakes donated will be sliced and offered free to anyone attending the celebration event. Cakes should be delivered before Main Street closes for the day at 9 AM. If intereseted in volunteering to help with any events, or to bake a cake, contact Darlene at 278-3415.
BOOK AND PIE SALE: The Canaan Library July Book and Pie Sale will be held on Friday, July 29th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. The sale will be located at the Canaan Library on 22 Hinckley Road. There will be a wide variety of books and fresh baked pies available.
BOOK SALE: The Guilford Memorial Library will be having a by donation book sale on Saturday, July 30th from 9 AM to 12 PM. There will be something for everyone. For more information contact 876-4547.
MISS MAPLE PAGEANT TO BE HELDDURING PISCATAQUIS VALLEY FAIR: The Piscataquis Valley Fair will begin on Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, August 28th. One of the events occurring during this four day festival is the Miss Maple Pageant. Residents of Piscataquis County, including the surrounding communities are invited to enter their child/children ages k to 4, 5 to 8, or 9 to 12 into the Miss Maple Pageant. The deadline for registration is Monday, August 22nd. Sign-up sheets may be picked-up at Fox Brook Variety located at 251 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. For more information contact Lori at 924-4020.
A blacksmith demonstration will be held on Saturday, July 30th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission is free, as the public is welcome to attend. The event features blacksmith John Calderwood and friends, including wood carver, Chris Viera. The demonstration will be held at the Blacksmith Shop Museum on 105 Dawes Road. For more information contact 564-8618.